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Oh Canada: The Fraudulent State

September 30, 2014

The Canadian government presents itself to the world as the leading advocate of human rights, promoter of democracy–the country with a heart. Hidden behind this facade is a mean spirited,…

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Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Denounce Canada

Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Denounce Canada

September 30, 2014

Matthew Coon Come the Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) denounced the Canadian government’s rejection of the principle of “free, prior and informed consent” as…

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Smooth Talkers: Marketing Imperial Civil Society

September 29, 2014

After the Vietnam War, big dogs in the Democratic Party transitioned from belligerent blowhards to smooth talkers. The party of cold warriors became hot stuff. Capitalizing on the popular subculture…

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Indigenous Israelis and Palestinians

September 27, 2014

Locked in a seemingly endless embrace of self-destruction we find the cousin-nations of Palestine and Israel “driven by memory, trauma, and political identity and existential issues” observed Aaron David Miller…

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Imperial Civil Society

September 27, 2014

False Fronts for Wall Street are examined at CounterPunch news.

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WCIP Outcome Summarized

September 25, 2014

After four years planning and much commotion surrounding the process, the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples is now a page in history. It has been hailed as everything from insulting…

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Clean Energy: New Age Ghost Dance

September 25, 2014

BDS against Israel, and formerly against South Africa, used the three-part formula of Boycott Divestment Sanction. Divestment, as used by 350, omits boycott and sanction, and limits divestment to meaningless,…

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Divest-Invest Shell Game

September 23, 2014

One of the recurring scenes in the iconic comic strip Charlie Brown is the one where his sister Lucy holds the ball for Charlie to kick, promising not to move…

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Rockefellers Divest from Fossil Fuels

September 22, 2014

On the heels of yesterday’s historic climate march (which according to some estimates drew nearly 400,000 people), today the Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced its new fossil fuel divestment campaign. Divestment…

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UN Adopts WCIP Outcome

September 22, 2014

With the Holy See and Canada opting out of Article 13 and Article 3 (respectively) the UN High Level Plenary Session of the General Assembly today adopted the World Conference…

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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